Paestum is in Italy. this town was founded in the 6th century B.C. The Greek settlers called the city Poseidonia in honor of the Greek sea God Poseidon.
Paestum is home to three magnificent Doric temples, which are thought to be dedicated to the city’s namesake Poseidon (known to the Romans as Neptune), Hera and Ceres. The temples of Neptune and Hera are located next to each other at the southern end of the site, while the smaller Temple of Ceres is at the northern end.